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Virtual South West Meeting – Water Basins in a Japanese Garden

January 23 @ 2:45 pm - 5:00 pm

This virtual meeting comprises two illustrated talks focussed on the design and use of water basins in Japanese gardens.  Yoko Kawaguchi will describe the spiritual and cultural aspects and describe their use in historical gardens. Howard Healey will focus his talk on more contemporary arrangements and the practical aspects of creating water basins in UK Japanese gardens.   

Following these talks we will host another Gardener’s Question Time session with Howard and Yoko.  Please send your questions in advance to southwest@jgs.org.uk  

Yoko Kawaguchi is a cultural historian who writes and lectures on the subject of Japanese gardens, as well as many other aspects of Japanese culture. Her publications include Japanese Zen Gardens and Authentic Japanese Gardens. She is a committee member of the South West Regional Group of Japanese Garden Society and has recently provided virtual presentations to the Society on the Japanese Garden in Toulouse and Japanese lanterns.

Howard Healey was inspired by a seminar at the Research Centre for Japanese Garden Art in Kyoto and returned to the UK to develop a comprehensive Japanese garden service in Europe. Rhinorock (now called The Japanese Garden Centre) was established in 1993 and offers a large range of Japanese garden materials, water features and plants as well as design and construction of Japanese styled gardens in the UK and Europe.


January 23
2:45 pm - 5:00 pm
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JGS South West Region